Several Indian celebrities and Shukla’s fans also took to Twitter to share their shock and condolences.
Shukla started his career as a model and became the first Indian to win the “Best Model of the World” contest in 2005, according to CNN News 18.
In 2008, he moved into the cinema and television industry, according to Colors TV.
He also participated in reality TV shows such as “Big Boss” and “Fear Factor” and hosted “India’s Got Talent.”
His family told the Mumbai Police they did not suspect “foul play” in the actor’s death, according to CNN News 18.
CNN’s Swati Gupta contributed to this report.